Maxi’d Out

free people andrina maxi dress and unpossible star wars imperial necklace

It’s been a while since I last felt the rush of getting a new cosplay done in time for a con and this week has been one of those weeks. With me trying to find time to work on my cosplay (while my deliveries go missing) and at the same time dealing with SDCC hotel madness, it’s no wonder that by Friday, I’m pretty wiped out and just want to curl up with my controller and Dark Souls. With little energy left to put into an outfit, today’s outfit embodies the simplicity and laziness of a Friday with this Free People maxi dress. And now I’m off to bury myself in lots of cosplay making craziness! Have a great (and productive) weekend!

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Cosplay Tutorial: Empire Strikes Back Bespin Han Solo Costume

Female Han Solo Empire Strikes Back

[Photo taken at the San Jose Tech Museum: Where Science Meets Imagination Star Wars exhibit]

To be honest, the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind to make another Han Solo cosplay. But on a 4 hour road trip home, I suddenly had the urge to want to re-make my original Han holster and with that, I figured why not make a new costume to go with it? I ended up doing a lot of research on this since unlike A New Hope, Han has a few more costumes in the Empire Strikes Back film and he only wears the Bespin outfit for a portion of the movie – at least until he gets frozen in carbonite. Reference photos are key and luckily I found a few great ones like the ones below. I also combed through a bunch of forums to get some ideas of how other people were making the shirt and jacket.

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Visit to the Star Wars Exhibit – Where Science Meets Imagination

Han Solo Star Wars where Science Meets Imagination - San Jose Tech Museum exhibit When I found out that there was going to be a Star Wars exhibit coming to the Bay Area, specifically the San Jose Tech Museum, I knew I was going to have to check it out ASAP. And while reading up on it, I was even more excited to find out that there was going to be a full sized Millennium Falcon set there – something called the “Millennium Falcon experience”. I had no idea what that would entail, but the prospect of me being able to take a few awesome photos inside a Millennium Falcon was motivating enough to decide to make a somewhat new cosplay just to wear to the exhibit. Having already made the ANH Han Solo a couple years back, I had always wanted to re-do the holster/belt properly with my new found leather crafting skills. So with that began my latest cosplay quest to make the Empire Strikes Back version of Han Solo. The second time around was definitely easier (write up coming soon!), but making that holster was still very challenging. In fact, I’ve heard from most Han cosplayers that that holster is quite a pain in the Wookie. Anyhow, if you can’t make it out to this exhibit, I pretty much captured the whole thing on camera. More pics after the jump!

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Fully Operational Outfit

Black Milk Star Wars Death Star Dress Outfit

As a fan of Black Milk’s entire line of Star Wars items, I’ve had this Death Star dress for a while now. And I’m not sure about you, but I’ve always found it a little challenging when it comes to how to wear something so eye-catching outside of the convention halls and into the “normal” public. With the way the dresses are shown on the Black Milk site, it’s hard to get ideas on what to wear with them. Well, I took that as a challenge and here’s what I came up with. What do you wear with your BM dresses? Comment below and share your favorite things to wear with BM stuff!

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Effortless TGIF Style

Junk Food Star Wars Tank and Free People Oversized TGIF cardigan

I love a good comfy sweater and it only seemed fitting that this sweater, appropriately with style name “TGIF”, be worn in today’s post. Free People is known for their laid back boho style and this oversized cardigan makes me feel like I’m being wrapped in a blanket all day. And with it’s hi-lo style (short front, long back), it’s not only modern, but also effortless. To keep the look just as casual as the sweater, I paired it with my vintage art Star Wars tank, some faded skinnies, and Victorian inspired lace up boots. Hopefully with this kind of outfit, you’ll look like you just rolled out of bed on a Friday looking casual, but stylish! Happy Friday, everyone!

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Fun & Flirty in Star Wars

Star Wars Crop top and floral skirt outfit In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I decided today’s outfit had to be a bit fun and flirty! I’m not really one to show much skin, but I suddenly didn’t seem to care when I saw this amazing R2-D2 centered crop top. And as for the flirty part, you can’t go wrong with a floral skirt, especially one with a little bit of poof underneath.  Hope your v-day is filled with love!

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The Fall of the Gingerbread Empire

Gingerbread Star Wars AT-AT Walker

It’s funny how fast Christmas comes and goes in an instant. If you think about it, it’s really just the anticipation of Christmas that’s really exciting. I start thinking about Christmas the moment Halloween is over. Christmas songs flood my iPhone, the Christmas tree and decorations go up, and the countdown begins. And of course somewhere in between there, I find something crafty to do. Ever since I saw this amazing gingerbread AT-AT last year, I wanted to try my skills at a creative gingerbread “house”. I figured since I know pumpkins, maybe I can do something interesting with this food. I admit that I am “not a jedi master yet”, but practice makes perfect! Read on for more progress pics!

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